A more potent turbocharged 1.0-litre engine is expected to arrive later, while a hot i10 N to take on the Volkswagen Up GTI hasn’t been ruled out.
2020 Hyundai i10 interior
Inside, you’ll find a new 8.0in touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. There’s also a wireless charging mat to keep your smartphone topped up on the move. Buyers can upgrade the system to a connected service that allows them to locate their i10 remotely via an app, view real-time local fuel prices and send directions to the car’s sat-nav from their phone. There’s also a rear-view camera to aid parking.
There’s also more storage space than before, thanks to a new compartment above the glovebox on the passenger’s side. While boot capacity is unchanged, at 252 litres, the i10 still has more luggage space than most of its rivals. The boot lip has been lowered, too, which should make loading and unloading items easier.
The new car is available with four or five seats, and rear space has traditionally been a strength for the i10. Indeed, in our review of the current model, we say that no other city car offers more.
Safety kit on the new car includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, high-beam assistance, lane-keeping assistance and driver attention monitoring.
2020 Hyundai i10 price
A modest price increase to around £9500 is expected, but that would still keep the i10 competitive next to its key rivals. The fact that Hyundai regularly offers low-interest finance deals and deposit contributions should encourage buyers, too.